The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is likely to retain power in Assam, NDTV’s poll of exit polls, an aggregate of exit polls, has predicted.
The BJP is expected to win 72 of 126 seats. The Congress is likely to win 53 seats, says the poll of exit polls.
The India Today-Axis My India exit poll has predicted wins in 75-85 seats for the NDA. The Congress’s grand-alliance is likely to win 40-50 seats, it says.
The Manorama News-VMR exit poll has also predicted the same numbers of seats for the ruling and opposition alliances.
The P-MARQ exit poll says the grand alliance might win 56-64 seats. The BJP is likely to get 62-70 seats, it says.
The Republic TV-CNX exit poll also predicts an easy win for the BJP. According to the poll, the BJP and its allies are winning 74-84 seats, whereas the Congress-led alliance will win 40-50 seats.
The majority mark in Assam is 64.
The ABP News-C Voter poll predicts a neck-and-neck contest. It says the NDA win will 58-71 seats; the Congress-led alliance is likely to win 53-66 seats.
News 24-Today’s Chanakya exit poll says the BJP-led alliance is likely to win 70 seats. The grand-alliance might win 56 seats, it says.
Assam voted in three phases on March 27, April 1 and April 6. According to the Election Commission, the polling turnouts were 79.93%, 80.96% and 82.33% respectively.
In the 2016 Assembly elections, the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance had won 86 seats. The alliance is taking on the grand alliance of eight parties led by the Congress.
The ruling party has contested 92 seats in alliance with the Asom Gana Parishad, which has contested 26 seats.
In the opposition grand alliance, the Congress has contested 94 seats, whereas Badruddin Ajmal’s AIUDF has contested 14.
News Source: NDTV News